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Master of Public Health (MPH) at The University of Manchester
MPH Public Health (Web-based Learning)
This online course is aimed at health professionals who want to work in public health or acquire new skills in this area.

MPH Public Health (Web-based Learning) / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
MPH
Duration
1 year FT, 2 years PT, 3-5 years PT
Entry requirements

We require a minimum of an Upper Second class honours degree or overseas equivalent . Significant relevant research or professional experience may be considered in place of an academic qualification lower than an Upper Second.

Applicants who fail to meet the required entry criteria for the course will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol initially on another route, eg PGCert or PGDip. These students may be allowed to progress to the full MSc if they pass the course at the required MSc level.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
80 places
How to apply

You should apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. The formal deadline is 1 September . Late applications may be considered. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MPH N N Y Y
PGCert N N N Y
PGDip N N Y Y

Course overview

Ogochukwu Okoye - Master of Public Health

"The team at Manchester exposed me to a highly effective manner of teaching and made learning worthwhile.

"The skills and knowledge that I have acquired are already impacting on my professional and personal development. I am definitely a better teacher, doctor and researcher as a result!"

Ogochukwu Okoye / Master of Public Health (2016 graduate)
  • Learn the skills and knowledge you need to address public health concerns at local, national and international level.
  • Study when it suits you thanks to online delivery of the course content, with extensive support and an optional residential induction at the University available.
  • Have the option to specialise in either Public Health or Global Health.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2017).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPH (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £17,000
  • MPH (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £900 per 15 credits and £1,800 for dissertation
    International students (per annum): £1,700 per 15 credits and £3,400 for dissertation
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £900 per 15 credits
    International students (per annum): £1,700 per 15 credits
  • PGDip (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,200
    International students (per annum): £13,600
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £900 per 15 credits
    International students (per annum): £1,700 per 15 credits

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to a yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year.

For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance. 

Please be aware that you are only eligible for the postgraduate loan for English students if you choose the 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time programme.

Additional expenses

The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and examinations required for the course, but you are likely to incur some additional costs:

  • maximum of one core text book per unit (approximately £30 per book);
  • communication costs for internet use and telephone;
  • a statistical software package (approximately £20).

A copy of the statistical software for PSPH will be provided free for all international fee-paying students.

Costs may also be incurred for travel, subsistence and accommodation charges during the following optional events or units:

  • the residential course for first year students;
  • the Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Practice blended learning unit;
  • the Intercultural Public Health blended learning unit;
  • the UK Leadership and Public Health Strategy blended learning unit;
  • the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance blended learning unit.

Additional expenses

The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of AP(E)L - Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning. The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a Certificate, 45 credits to a Diploma and 60 credits to an Masters.

If an AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and the administrative charge is applied.

Scholarships/sponsorships

CSC scholarships

We are currently able to offer five scholarship places for resident citizens of Uganda via the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC). Applications must be made via the via the CSC electronic application system. Applications open on Monday 22 May 2017 and close on Sunday 18 June 2017.

See our CSC scholarship flyer (Word, 2MB) for more information.

Equity and Merit Scholarships

We offer Equity and Merit Scholarships to academically excellent young professionals from Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 0604
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/medicine
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health